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Manuscript Collection No. 815
Edward Paul Cohn was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1948. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Cincinnati in 1970, his Master of Hebrew letters degree from Hebrew Union College-Jewish of Religion in 1974, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from the St. Paul School of Theology in 1984. From 1974 to 1976, Cohn was the Assistant Rabbi at The Temple, in Atlanta, Georgia. He served as the Rabbi of Beth Israel in Macon, Georgia from 1976 to 1979, and of the New Reform Temple in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1979 to 1983. Before his selection as Senior Rabbi of Temple Sinai in New Orleans in 1987, Cohn was Rabbi of Temple Sinai in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is past president of the Southwest Association of Reform Rabbis. He was appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans to chair the New Orleans Holocaust Memorial Project. He also served as founding chairman of the City Human Relations Committee and is an active leader in the Jewish and larger communities of the New Orleans metropolitan region. From 2005-2007, Cohn served as ethics consultant for MSNBC and appeared on “The Ethical Edge.” Cohn was named contributing editor of the prestigious national journal of preaching, Pulpit Digest, and was asked to serve on the Union for Reform Judaism Congregation Committee on the Family. He was appointed to the Joint Commission on Interfaith Relations sponsored by the Central Conference of American Rabbis, The Men of Reform Judaism and the Union for Reform Judaism. He is past president of the Rabbinical Council of Greater New Orleans and has served as adjunct professor at Dillard University. Cohn currently serves on the Board of Visitors of Xavier University.
He is married to the former Andrea Levy and they have two daughters, Jennifer and Debra, a grandson, Maxwell Cohn Kesselheim, and a granddaughter, Ryann Eliza Kraar.
- Adapted from a biographical sketch on Temple Sinai’s website. Accessed October 31, 2011.
Correspondence received while Cohn worked in Georgia from 1974 to 1979, Kansas City, Missouri from 1979 to 1983, and Temple Sinai in New Orleans beginning in 1987.
This collection is arranged in one (1) series:
Terms of Access and Use
This collection is open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Edward P. Cohn, by the act of donating the Edward Paul Cohn Correspondence to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Edward P. Cohn and his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
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Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Edward Paul Cohn Correspondence and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-815. Edward Paul Cohn Correspondence. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Edward Paul Cohn Correspondence were received from Rabbi Edward P. Cohn, New Orleans, La. in June 1987; April 2001; August 2011; December 2012; October 2013.
Processed by Elisa Ho, September 2011. Additional material added by Nathan Tallman, October 2013.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA Online Catalog.
Persons and Families
Cohn, Edward Paul, 1948-
Hebrew Benevolent Congregation (Atlanta, Ga.)
New Reform Temple (Kansas City, Mo.)
Temple Beth Israel (Macon, Ga.)
Temple Sinai (New Orleans, La.)
Temple Sinai (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
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